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by 5chn3ll
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: Any Teslarati here?
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: Any Teslarati here?

The only way I see EVs working for an American highway model is when every electric vehicle is using the same battery pack (or at least multiples of the same battery pack). If I can pull up at a service station and in 3 minutes swap out the lithium pack(s), I'd MUCH rather do that than spend 30 minu...
by 5chn3ll
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: Any Teslarati here?
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Any Teslarati here?

Despite being a geek, I just haven't had the urge. I got to drive a Tesla roadster back when they were first pimping those - they staked out a PCA autocross, which was clever - and it was neat, but a really expensive toy. I have never been blown away by the build quality; the Model 3 I sat in during...
by 5chn3ll
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Welcome to 996Outpost!
Topic: Just passed the 250 member mark, less than a year in
Replies: 10
Views: 63

Re: Just passed the 250 member mark, less than a year in

The preferred method of "contributing" is to wait for the call from "Steve" from "the IRS." He will provide instructions on how to meet "Mike" at 7-11 to ensure your "unpaid tax debt" is handled appropriately.
by 5chn3ll
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: Reserved for PC Master Race
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Reserved for PC Master Race

Let's talk about how those Torx driver handles are all aligned. That's the kind of sickness I can appreciate.
by 5chn3ll
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: Ebike Conversion - My K2 Attack 2.0 w/ 48v 1000 watt front hub motor and 4x sealed lead-acid batteries
Replies: 51
Views: 599

Re: Ebike Conversion - My K2 Attack 2.0 w/ 48v 1000 watt front hub motor and 4x sealed lead-acid batteries

Update: about 70 miles on the bike since the lipo upgrade. Since switching to the seatpost mount for the battery, nothing has shaken loose in the past 2 rides. The suspension seatpost makes a HUGE difference when you're smacking into imperfections in the road at 30+ MPH instead of 15-20...your butt ...
by 5chn3ll
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: Airbag Light
Replies: 30
Views: 248

Re: Airbag Light

Speaking of Durametric - I need to figure out who I loaned mine to and see if he's done with it yet.
by 5chn3ll
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: Airbag Light
Replies: 30
Views: 248

Re: Airbag Light

Since this is a diagnostic-ish thread: If you use an OBD dongle but you hate leaving an OBD-II dongle powered and connected all the time - but you're too cheap to buy one with auto power on/off, keep reading... AutoZone sells an OBD-II Y cable, which (normally) allows you to connect 2 OBD-II devices...
by 5chn3ll
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Welcome to 996Outpost!
Topic: Just passed the 250 member mark, less than a year in
Replies: 10
Views: 63

Just passed the 250 member mark, less than a year in

I just got my first "Hey, we're gonna renew your domain" reminder for this joint. I had no 6-month or 1-year plan beyond trying to jam a flag into this otherwise worthless piece of Internet real estate and claim it in the name of the spirit of the car sites of days gone by...places where that margin...
by 5chn3ll
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: HOT DAMN! The Corvette finally ran out of...power steering fluid!
Replies: 1
Views: 15

HOT DAMN! The Corvette finally ran out of...power steering fluid!

For about a year, the Corvette has been bleeding what I believed was motor oil dripping down the motor and off the gearbox or MAYBE leaking gearbox oil, though it didn't stink nearly badly enough to be the sludge I run in that slushbox. But I digress. The dilemma: I couldn't see that it was leaking ...
by 5chn3ll
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: Drones, quadcopters, and FPV flight
Replies: 59
Views: 1263

Re: Drones, quadcopters, and FPV flight

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn.